HDD, Tunnelling

Arrow draws Bowen design contract

Arrow Energy Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Andrew Faulkner said the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract had been awarded to engineering services firm WorleyParsons, set to produce a preliminary design for the pipeline.

Drawing gas from Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin and transporting it to liquefaction facilities at Gladstone, the Bowen Gas Project will be applying considerable trenchless and horizontal directional drilling (HDD) engineering applications including several watercourse crossings at the Fitzroy River, parts of the Isaac River and Raglan Creek.

These river crossings will utilise HDD, whilst thrust boring has been proposed for the crossings underneath sealed roads.

Announced by Arrow CEO Andrew Faulkner in mid-December last year, the front-end engineering design contract will see WorleyParsons produce a preliminary design for the pipeline.

Mr Faulkner said the proposed pipeline would span up to 500 km and was a key piece of infrastructure for bringing gas from the Basin to the market.

Arrow has been active in Queensland’s coal seam gas industry for 14 years, providing almost 20 per cent of the state’s total gas supplies.

Development options for the company’s gas reserves in the Surat Basin are also being progressed, concluded Mr Faulkner.

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